Volkswagen board suspends R&D heads of core brand, Audi, Porsche: Sources - The Financial Express

Volkswagen board suspends R&D heads of core brand, Audi, Porsche: Sources

Volkswagenu0027s supervisory board last Friday agreed to put a number of employees on leave until the details of VWu0027s emissions cheating scandal were cleared up, without providing names.

By: | Updated: March 21, 2016 12:21 PM

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Volkswagen's supervisory board last Friday agreed to put a number of employees on leave until the details of VW's emissions cheating scandal were cleared up, without providing names.

Volkswagen has suspended the R&D chiefs of its core VW brand, luxury division Audi and sports-car maker Porsche, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

The carmaker's supervisory board last Friday agreed to put a number of employees on leave until the details of VW's emissions cheating scandal were cleared up, without providing names.

Reuters reported last Thursday that VW would fire top brand executives as it tries to recover from the scandal.

Audi, VW and Porsche declined to comment.

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